Last week for English (lit) we had "research class divisions in England since 1900" - set Monday to be done by Thursday so where on earth he was supposed to find that out Lord only knows (you try that in Google). And goodness knows why that's English lit.
Last year's (Y7) English was superb, if tough (started with writing a police report based on an incident in the set book, progressed by spring term to a 100-page project set over 7+ weeks, summer term included a 2-3 weeks stint of poetry that involved writing poems in various styles (limerick, Shakespearian sonnet, Chaucerian-style character portrait, etc.). Y8 will have to work hard to match it.
[edit - whoops, no, I think it was 30-page project - sounds more reasonable workload , doesn't it? Or at least it would have been if he'd started it before the final weekend
Only a couple of posters in Y7 iirc - one in history (recruitment poster for Roman army), one or two others Ibut I can't remember what subjects. Deffo nothing in English tho'!